Friday, 30 January 2015

Yukon Winter Drive

12:30 PM
Last Sunday Tim and I were making another overnight trip into Whitehorse. As we were driving the winding road around Kluane Lake at Sheep Mountain there was a trace of low lying fog that was so beautiful I just had to share it!
12:30 PM
You can see from this photo that Kluane Lake is indeed frozen. It would probably even hold the car, but we aren't going to test it, so we do drive slower
around the many curves.
Christmas Creek
You can see from this photo how the weather changes in the mountains here. Coming down off of the Summit it was dreary and cloudy passing over Christmas Creek.



As you can see, one picture lead to another...
I hope you enjoyed the view as much as I did!
Next time I'll share my photos from our dive home.
It's the same roads, just a different view.
Until then....

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Cross Stitching Projects

Hi Friends
I just wanted to drop by to let you all know that I haven't intentionally abandoned blogging!
I have been so busy with work...
And then there is the fact that since I'm not in my own home I really don't have much to blog about.
I have no home improvements or big painting projects to share from here.
It's, frankly, pretty boring right now!

I have, however, finished two cross stitch projects recently.
So I will share that...
You may notice that the burlap looks discoloured on the deer project. It isn't. I'm not sure what happened when I took the photo, maybe shadows.

This last handy work is one I just bought at Salvation Army in Whitehorse for a dollar.
I just couldn't pass it by.
I remember this saying from so long ago.
I believe I  will be taking a good, long blogging break soon. I may pop in every now and then, but I expect it will be Spring before I am back in full blogging force.
Until then, blessing to you all!


Wednesday, 31 December 2014

A Review of 2014

2014 Review In Photos
         Jan-How-to-paint-on-fabric          Feb-Lassy Mogs Recipe                Mar-Flower Pillow Tutorial

Oct-Trip to the Yukon                                   Nov-Repurposed Wool Mittens
December-A Christmas collage of the youngest of our grandchildren.
And that, my friends, is a pretty good summary of my 2014 Year In Review!

Friday, 26 December 2014

Yukon Christmas Mass

Our Lady of the Holy Rosary-Burwash Landing Yukon
Tim and I were both thrilled when we were told by a new acquaintance  of mine that there would be a Christmas Mass held at the Catholic Church in Burwash Landing.
I have been in this church many times, as it is open to the public in the summer as a museum. It has an attached little school room and then a Priest living quarters, all which have long ago been abandoned.
However, once a year they hold a Christmas Mass in the building.
Interior-Our Lady of the Holy Rosary
Here is Tim with Charlie before the service.
The black Propane Heater is set up ahead of time to warm the building, but must be shut off before the services as the fumes are so strong.
The heater in the corner is broken. Since this church no longer receives funds from the hierarchy it will remain so. There was an electric heater (the white one on the left of this photo) but it still didn't keep my toes from feeling frozen, even in my Sorels!
The temperature outside that night was -26.5C.
After the forty minute service, we were invited next door to the caretaker's residence for fellowship and snacks. It was so kind of them, and we enjoyed visiting with them and hearing Andre' and Charlie talk about their many trapping experiences from a lifetime of living here in the Yukon Territory.
The caretakers name is Andre, he is a French fellow who still has a very strong, beautiful accent. His wife, Aggie, is a lovely Christian woman who drives the local school bus.
Andre' doesn't actually live in the home in the Winter as he is also a caretaker for a gold mine that is about 20 minutes west of their home. The owners of the mine find it more economical to pay someone to stay on site while they are away than to risk their property being vandalised or their equipment stolen.
As for regular church services, the Priest comes to Burwash Landing once a month. These services are held in the caretaker's home. They have a little nook off of the living room with an alter and long folding doors to open when they have services, then close at all other times when there's not.
There where only eight of us who attended the Mass; Tim and I, Charlie and Cecile, Andre' and Aggie, the Priest and his driver, Frank.
Side view-Our Lady of the Holy Rosary
I can honestly say that I'm thankful for this new way of celebrating Christmas. Although it is not the one I would have chosen for myself, I'm so happy that I now have had this experience to remember for a lifetime and to share with my grandchildren.
Again, God has shown me that He is with us no matter where we may wander!

Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Merry Christmas To All!

"God showed us His love for us when He sent His only Son
into the world to give us life"
1 John 4:9
For all of you, I pray that God will surround you with his love and comfort.
Some of us are not surrounded by loved ones and family this holiday season.
And some are not well or just trying to hold on as their loved one is slipping away from them.
 For you, I pray for His peace, in the midst of life's storm.
The Lord will be your ever present comfort.
Love to all-Kim

Tuesday, 23 December 2014

A Post of Christmas Past

Christmas 2011
This Christmas post was from my very first year of blogging.
I can remember just how exciting and fun it was to share my Christmas decorating with you that year!
You might remember we were living on Lake Superior, way out in the woods then.
I think this photos been repinned something like 69 times off of my  Pinterest board.
 Christmas 2012
                                                                   Christmas 2012
Okay, here we go again!
The porch decorated at Christmas 2012.
 I think this version might have only been repined 8 times.
Not that that matters, it's all about what we like, right?
Christmas 2013

Last years Christmas d├ęcor was all about the Polar Bears.
Now Christmas 2014, as you know, we are not spending in our home.
But stay tuned, because this is not going to deter me from creating a Christmas photo for this year too.
I'll just have to put on my furry rabbit thinking cap and come up with something unique.
I do have much of the holidays off now, so I am busy with last minute gifts I'm sewing for the staff here.
I know, it's crazy!
Wish me luck in getting them done......
I'd best be off to bed now, morning will arrive before I know it!
Tomorrow is the beginning of the days getting longer here in the Yukon.
 I wonder if that means sunrise will be before 9:30 AM now?